RCMB-CAR and the Cordillera Association of Labor and Management Cooperation and Advocates of Voluntary Arbitration (CALMACAVAR) formally opened the 1stCALMACAVAR-NCMB Cup on November 13, 2016, through a simple ceremony at the Coyeesan Sports Center, Naguilian Road, Baguio City.


Christian Albert D. Licyayo, CALMACAVAR President led the Oath of Sportsmanship while Maggie B. Balagtey, Supervising LEO of RCMB-CAR initiated the Ceremonial Toss.

The occasion started with the basketball competition participated in by BENECO, CANITALK Academy, Hedcor Inc., The Manor at Camp John Hay, and UFESLU. The first two games were won by UFESLU against  CANITALK Academy and  The Manor at Camp John Hay against BENECO. Other  scheduled events are darts, billiards, bowling and fun run as the culminating activity.


The regional sports festival will run from November to December 2016 with the theme, “Sustaining Labor-Management Cooperation thru Sports and Wellness.”  It is also a fund-raising event for the CALMACAVAR. Proceeds will be translated to the Association’s projects for 2017 which includes outreach activities, subsidized local and international learning sessions, participation in the National LMC Conventions and assistance in the promotion of LMC-GM programs.

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Maggie B. Balagtey